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By 2100, scientists predict that Israel will experience seven times as many fatal heat waves

Extreme weather lasting all summer is projected to drive an 11-fold leap in mortality rates by the end of the century

Ruth Schuster

Ruth Schuster

The number of extreme heat waves in Israel is expected to leap sevenfold or 600 percent a year by 2100, with temperature differentials of up to 10 degrees Celsius (18 degrees Fahrenheit) that could last not days but months. Mortality from heat stress is projected to jump more than tenfold, according to a new study examining climate change in the East Mediterranean.


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